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Eighteen More Bird Flu Outbreaks Found in Nigeria

29 March 2016, at 12:00am

NIGERIA - Eighteen new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza were reported in Nigeria last week.

The H5N1 outbreaks occurred in Katsina, Sokoto and Bauchi provinces, among others. Mostly layers and pullets were affected, but some broilers, geese and other birds were also killed.

Nearly 160,000 birds were destroyed and over 7000 died as a result of the outbreaks.

Stamping out, disinfection, surveillance and movement control methods are all being used to control the disease.

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